Four local communities nominated for Lt.-Governor award
SYDNEY — Four Cape Breton communities have been nominated for the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award.
Cheticamp, Dominion, St. Peter’s and the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Glace Bay are among the 13 communities nominated across the province.
The annual award program was launched in 2007 by Lt.-Gov. Mayann Francis to recognize provincial communities that demonstrate unique strengths and a high degree of pride and citizen participation.
The communities will be reviewed over the next six weeks. The selection committee may choose up to four communities in 2010.
Also nominated this year are Kentville, Morristown, Paradise, Pictou County, Portland Estates and Hills in Dartmouth, Prospect communities, Sable River and Universite Sainte-Anne.
An official announcement will be made in April.
In 2009 Brookfield, Shearwater, South Mountain Arm of Gold and St. Andrews were selected and celebrated.
Patrons of Sydney’s McConnell Library recently got together to view books they have adopted. From left, Faye MacDougall, regional librarian; Ella Rose Harker; Inga Milburn; Brigid Milburn; Keith Sanderson and Neeta Kumar-Britten.